Md Younus

Dr Md Younus

Adjunct Fellow

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts


Dr Younus, PhD (Adelaide), MPhil (Waikato), MSc and BSc (first class second in Geography, DU) started work in the department of Geography, Environment and Population, Adelaide University as a Visiting Research Fellow in June, 2011. He has published two books (one from Springer) on climate change vulnerability and adaptation; and 23 articles/papers in refereed journals and proceedings. His publications have been cited in academic literature across the World. He taught several courses on environment (Environmental Studies: Climate Change and Human Adaptation, Environmental Decision Making Tools, Research Project Design and Management, Cities as Human Environments) in Flinders University, Australia; and he also delivered special lectures in Dhaka University and Adelaide University. Dr Younus has evaluated ANU Doctoral thesis, NOAA's grant application, and many articles for international refereed journals as a referee. Younus is an Associate Editor / Assigned Editor of the Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, http://www.worldscientific.com/page/jeapm/editorial-board; he is also an Editor of two Journals: Cogent Environmental Science https://www.cogentoa.com/journal/environmental-science and Cogent Social Science https://www.cogentoa.com/journal/social-sciences . He is also an assigned Editor / editorial board member of Sustainability (MDPI Journal, IF: 1.85), http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/editors , Climate, Hydrology,Water, Environment. Advisory Board Member, Sci, MDPI Open access journal; http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sci/editors ; Editorial Board Member, Springer Nature Applied Sciences, https://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/42452 ; editorial Board Member, Progress in Disaster Science, Elsevier (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/progress-in-disaster-science/editorial-board ). He was assigned as a team member with various international research activities, such as: International Water Management Institute, BUP, ADB, WMO, Global Water Partnership, and the University of Waikato. He has presented papers in various international seminars in the USA, Norway, Finland, Australia, Bangladesh and the UK. Younus worked with Professors Drs Nick Harvey, Q K Ahmad, Sajjadur Rasheed, Munir Morad, Martin Williams, and Richard Warrick. He was a Scientific Reviewer of IPCC Fourth (2007) and Fifth (2014) assessment reports on adaptation. Dr Younus is a Board Member of Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE). He is a member / life member of 19 International Academic and Development Societies along with the Association of American Geographers, Institute of Australian Geographers, the Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG), Regional Studies Association (UK), International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), Bangladesh Geographical Society, BNGA, the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, Field Geology Club of South Australia, The Australian Sociological Association and Bangla Academy. He is a Fellow of RGS-IBG. He is a Councillor of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, and was acting President / Vice President of the Bangladesh Australia Society of South Australia (BASSA) Inc. Currently, Younus is President of the Bangladesh Australia Hub Inc. (BAH), a think-tank based in South Australia where many Professors and academics across the World have been working as resource persons of the BAH.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2011 - 2018 Visiting Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2013 Lecturer Flinders University
    1994 - 2001 Research Fellow University of Waikato and BUP - Collaborative International Research Project
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Arabic Can read
    Bengali Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    University of Waikato New Zealand MPhil
    Dhaka University Bangladesh MSc in Geography (Thesis) (First Class Second)
    Dhaka University Bangladesh BSc in Geography (Honours) (First Class Third)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Skills Workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment United States Agency for International Development / Irrigation Support Project for Asia and Near East (ISPAN) Bangladesh
  • Position: Adjunct Fellow
  • Phone: 83133805
  • Email: md.younus@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3772
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Kenneth Wills, floor 5
  • Room: 5 36
  • Org Unit: Geography, Environment and Population

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